Willie Nelson Set to Release A Beautiful Time, the New Studio Album via Legacy Recordings on Friday
Legacy Recordings will release A Beautiful Time - Willie Nelson's new studio album (and 17th for the label) - on Friday, April 29, the artist's 89th. Among its many musical delights, A Beautiful Time introduces a variety of newly written future classics including five new Willie Nelson/Buddy Cannon compositions and contributions from some of Nashville's finest contemporary songwriters.
"I'll Love You Till the Day I Die," the first single and video from A Beautiful Time, is stunning studio performance of a brand new Rodney Crowell/Chris Stapleton composition. The song exemplifies the album's focus on finely crafted pop-country songwriting. The collection also premieres Willie's heartfelt and insightful covers of Leonard Cohen's "Tower of Song" and The Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends."
Produced by Willie's longtime musical collaborator Buddy Cannon (who's cowritten six of the album's new songs, including five with Willie), A Beautiful Time is a fully-realized new studio album showcasing Willie and Trigger (his signature guitar) playing with musicians including Jim "Moose" Brown (B-3 organ, Wurlitzer), Fred Elringham (drums), Barry Bales (upright bass), Bob Terry (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, steel guitar), James Mitchell (electric guitar) and the patented harmonic stylings of Mickey Raphael. Melonie Cannon sings backup on five of the album's tracks.